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Sheriff: Suspect’s mother among 6 arrested in fatal shooting

The fatal shooting of a Mississippi man led to the arrests of six people, including the mother of one of the suspects. John Michael Ross Berryman, 21, was found shot on Friday along a state highway in Prentiss County, Sheriff Randy Tolar said in a statement Monday. Berryman was pronounced dead on the scene, news outlets reported. Trakendric Neal Young, 18, was ...

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Mississippi businesses shift production during pandemic

As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products. A jeans company is making face guards, a coffeehouse is making loaves of bread and distilleries are making hand sanitizer. They’re hoping to keep their employees working as they help fellow Mississippians battle the ...

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Tupelo No. 2 ‘micropolitan’ area in one survey, No. 102 in another

By JACK WEATHERLY Two recent reports on “micropolitan” areas are markedly different because of how they measure economic strength. Oxford ranked No. 8 among 542 areas whose populations range from 10,000 to 50,000 in a report from the Policom Corp. Oxford is not even mentioned in a ranking of such areas in a report from Site Selection magazine. Tupelo was ranked 102nd in ...

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Elvis museum helps drive business in Tupelo

By LYNN LOFTON He’s been deceased 43 years but Elvis Presley is still making money for Tupelo, his hometown. The Lee County city is about all things Elvis — his birthplace and museum, a festival and sites around town such as the hardware store where he purchased his first guitar and the restored Lyric Theater where he saw movies and ...

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Toyota adding 1.2 million vehicles to fuel pump recall

In January, Toyota recalled nearly 700,000 vehicles in the U.S. for the same problems. Engine stalling can increase the risk of a crash, although the company wouldn’t say if there have been any. Toyota Motor Corp. is adding 1.2 million vehicles to a major recall in the U.S. to fix possible fuel pump failures that can cause engines to stall. ...

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Building concerns prompt street, sidewalk closures in Oxford

Structural concerns have led to some street and sidewalk closures in downtown Oxford, city officials said. Construction issues were discovered during a renovation project at a building on South Lamar Boulevard, creating concerns about safety, The Oxford Eagle reported. The matter has also led to discussion about the building’s future. Chef John Currence is in the midst of a renovation project to ...

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Oxford’s Winchester plant lands $75M ammunition order

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal OXFORD — The Olin Corp. Winchester Division plant in Oxford was awarded a $75,782,692 contract extension for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition. The work will be performed in Oxford, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021. Olin dedicated its $100 million, 500,000-square-foot centerfire manufacturing plant in Oxford in 2011. Olin opened ...

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CREATE sees record $21.3 million in contributions last year

The CREATE Foundation received a record $21.3 million in contributions last year, pushing its assets from $108.8 million at the end of 2018 to $137.3 million in 2019. Bo Collins, chairman of CREATE, said the confidence and trust in CREATE from people in Northeast Mississippi has been amazing. “While the numbers are certainly impressive, the real significance is found in ...

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Latest set of plans submitted for Tupelo’s Gateway Landing project

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The latest set of plans have been submitted to the city of Tupelo’s development services department for Gateway Landing, a 240-apartment complex with parcels for other tenants to be built at the Interstate 22-McCullough Boulevard intersection. The project is a collaboration with Fusion Hospitality and Heritage Hospitality Group. Work is expected to begin ...

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Northrop Grumman expanding, adding 40 jobs in Iuka

Aerospace and defense leader Northrop Grumman Corp. is expanding in Iuka, investing $8.3 million and creating 40 jobs immediately. Northrop Grumman has more than 200 employees at its 320,000-square-foot Iuka facility producing large composite aerospace structures for its Antares, Pegasus and Minotaur launch vehicles and United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. Among other work, the company ...

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